ERIC Number: ED177256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
School Crime and the Social Order of the School.
Ianni, Francis A. J.; Reuss-Ianni, Elizabeth
IRCD Bulletin, v14 n1 Win 1979
Recent research is beginning to shed some light on the nature and extent of violence and crime in American schools, the role that schools themselves play in producing, aggravating, or reducing school crime, and how changes in the schools can remedy social control problems. Data from these studies indicate that: (1) despite public opinion, school crime has leveled off or decreased over the last few years; (2) while community characteristics have some relationship with school crime and disruption, schools are not simply reflective of community crime rates; (3) institutional characteristics such as overcrowding and interracial conflict influence school crime; (4) student characteristics have a significant bearing on school violence; and (5) schools can control and even prevent internal disorder through changes in rules, structure, leadership style, and social control techniques. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Discipline Problems, Educational Environment, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Racial Factors, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Social Change, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Violence
Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.